Off-road truck driver Bryce Menzies will give new meaning to the term “high noon” when he launches his Pro 2 truck over a Southwest ghost town later this year. The feat will symbolize both the progression of his career and his leap into international racing. The project, entitled “Bryce Menzies New Frontier powered by Pennzoil Synthetics,” will air live on Red Bull TV August 27 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT. The following day, NBC will air a follow-up documentary-style program detailing the full story behind the feat at 2pm ET / 11am PT. To follow Menzies’ journey, visit www.redbull.com/brycemenzies.
“I had the idea for this jump because it’s just something that I’ve always wanted to do. Ever since I was a kid, I’ve loved jumping things – dirt bikes, buggies, whatever,” said Menzies. “And as an adult, I’ve really wanted to see how far I could jump my race truck. We race all the time, but we never get to come play on jumps like this, so it’s awesome that Red Bull and Pennzoil are behind me and making this whole thing possible. I’m just looking forward to doing it and really having fun in the process.”
For the jump, Menzies will pilot his two-wheel drive Pro 2 short course truck, which boasts 900 horsepower and 500 lb.-ft. of torque, over the frontier ghost town located in the American Southwest. With only modest modifications being made to the truck, Menzies will look to exceed the current off-road truck distance record of 332 ft. The remote desert setting will echo the unforgiving landscape typical of off-road racing, with the leap serving as both a literal and figurative accomplishment for the driver. In addition to performing the physical feat itself, it will mark a new phase in Menzies’ career as he widens his competitive scope to a global scale. While continuing to participate in short course and desert racing in the United States and Mexico, Menzies will extend his racing career into the international sphere. He tested the waters at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge in April where he secured an impressive 4th place, only fueling his desire to delve deeper into the toughest off-road races in the world.
Menzies, a 29 year-old native of Las Vegas, has been a dominant force in off-road since breaking into the sport in 2007, racking up numerous wins and championships in various classes. In his relatively short career, he has won the legendary Baja 500 three times, taken first in the Mint 400, won the TORC Pro 2 Championship three times, and won Red Bull Frozen Rush twice.
With the support of performance inspired sponsor Pennzoil Synthetics, Menzies is prepared to challenge the unexpected and push boundaries as he embarks on his upcoming leap. The project is also supported by BFGoodrich Tires, Menzies’ technical tire partner for all his desert and off-road short course racing.
To help provide the strength to sustain harsh temperatures and provide superior wear protection in extreme conditions, Menzies’ #7 Pro 2 truck will have Pennzoil Platinum Euro 5W40 Full Synthetic motor oil coursing through its engine.
Event details can be found at www.redbull.com/brycemenzies
Watch Live: Saturday, August 27 at 3pm ET / 12pm PT on Red Bull TV
Full Story: Sunday, August 28 at 2pm ET / 11am PT on NBC
Article courtesy Speedville.